Dealing with Dinosaurs
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Dealing with Dinosaurs

Free // Front Bar

Dealing with Dinosaurs is the combined power of Fiona Steele (guitar/vocals) and Ellie Lamb (trombone/vocals), bringing a combination of original music and arrangements of pop tunes and jazz standards to life.

Drawing on their extensive experience in the folk and jazz worlds, their performances are energetic and full of fun.

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Chalouche + Julie Kavanagh
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Chalouche + Julie Kavanagh

Band Room // $10

Chalouche, the most vibrant, authentically French gypsy band in Melbourne is playing their very last show. Don't miss out on this ultimate opportunity to show your wackiest dance moves, to sweat your pants, to sing along, to eat baguette and to laugh, hug and raise your glass with your friends.

An evening to be remembered!!! With a mix of originals and cover tunes derived from a broad gypsy-Mediterranean tradition, Chalouche centers around a vibrant, all-singing trio of guitar, accordion and double bass, with guest musicians performing on sax, clarinet, fiddle, manouche guitar.

Through French lyrics and English storytelling, Chalouche weaves a joyfully multicultural atmosphere, rich with the intoxicating charm of old world Europe and lightened by the humor of a troupe of trickster travelers.

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SvG Trio
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

SvG Trio

Free // Front Bar

Led by trombonist Scott van Gemert, the SvG Trio returns to the Wesley Anne front bar.

Featuring the limitless talents of Hiroki Hoshino (Double Bass) and Luke Andresen (Drums), these musicians combine for some swinging, interactive jazz, interpreting classic tunes from the Great American Songbook.

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Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham

Band Room // $15

Mandy Connell and Liz Frencham tour together this July! Cherished by fans and festivals across the country, who'll be delighted to see the release of show dates this winter. Connell is a singer & guitarist steeped in celtic traditions, with a love of blues and storytelling, and a history of working with the big names of folk and country. (David Francey, Eric Bogle, Stray Hens) Frencham is a skilled soloist and accompanist on double bass -think 'Jazz/folk bass diva' or 'Wine-soaked love child of James Taylor and Julie London'- with a catalogue of successful collaborations (Frencham Smith, John Flanagan, Scott Cook) From sultry sass to raw intimacy, with a little side order of irreverent humour- the combination is perfect. Accomplished songwriters, fine musicians and funny women, its a treat to see each solo and spellbinding together.

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Bob Hutchison
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Rhythm X Revival
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Rhythm X Revival

Free // Front Bar

Rhythm X Revival are an energetic new rocking country blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley together with Johnny Tesoriero.

The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for a new album which they have just recorded through The Teskey Brothers' Studio.

The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2016 as JLS & Co (now renamed Rhythm X Revival).

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Adrian Whyte
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

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Colvin Brothers
Jul
27
6:00 AM06:00

Colvin Brothers

Free // Front Bar

The Colvin Brothers are Colin Weight (Guitar, Vocals) and Vinny Russell (Mandolin, Vocals), two Victorian pickers who came together through a mutual love of bluegrass, as well as country and old-time influences. For a long time they have been active the Victorian folk and bluegrass circuit, through their respective bands Nine Mile Creek and The Knott Family Band. Their performances as a duo draw from a broad span of original and traditional material, played with melodic picking, sung close harmonies and a joyful energy.

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Banbury Cross
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Banbury Cross

Banbury Cross -Cath Denise Hugh & Pete- are cantering into The Wesley Anne to launch their new EP, and supporting them, acapella siblings the Messenger Sisters (Julia Gen & Tash)!

Banbury Cross has drawn together Cath Russell (indi folk from the prolific Fitzroy scene of the 90's/2000s), Hugh McGinlay (the Recessive Genes), Peter de Ryk (Aus Cotton Club Swing Orchestra, 3MBS presenter) and introduces Denise McKay who began singing with us on a picket line in the Dandenongs and was so amazing she's sung with us ever since. Banbury Cross's creative melodic folk combines playful and serious in crafted original tunes

Banbury Cross are excited to have as support, the Messenger Sisters reuniting for a rare appearance at the Wesley Anne. This is a unique opportunity to hear the sisters in years, and promises the 3 part harmonies and onstage sibling banter they’re known and loved for.

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Esstee Big Band
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

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Bob Hutchison
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Yhal Leal
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Yhal Leal

Free // Front Bar

Born the son of Colombian poverty, reprised a migrant under Australia’s burnt sun. Raised by an angelic mother in wilderness scrub. The youngest of four brothers, I didn’t walk the path of a modern nuclear family. Seeking freedom from hardship my eyes and heart opened to a new way of living. Young and hungry I found my path in music.”

This is the story of Yhan Leal, a truly gifted musician with a powerful personal story. As a boy growing up in Cali Colombia life wasn’t easy. Classical guitar came naturally, working his magic on Lennon, Elvis and Richie Valens. Writing his first compositions to suit his older brother’s poetry he nurtured a pure talent for songwriting. Music marched through his teens and to the stage.

The turmoil came too, and his path took route through buddhism and bouts of meditation. Having ridden the undulatory throws of life, a man emerges wise and courageous with music that moves those inescapably drawn into his circle.

There is no pigeon hole for Leal’s music, but if one was to categorise the genre it might well be Post Folk. Drawing similarities to luminaries Patrick Watson, Devendra Banhart, M.Ward, Angelo De Augustine and Sufjan Stevens.

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Winter Women & String
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Winter Women & String

Band Room // $12

Melbourne Acoustica and The Wesley Anne proudly present and suppport the third edition to WInter Women and Strings. An incredible showcase of Melbournes finest female performers.

An evening with multi intrumentalists and songwriters of the highest caliber; masters of their art. We are pleased to announce Sonia Serin Music Carolyn Oates Cate Taylor and Tori Dee Friday, August 2nd at 8pm at the Wesley Anne.

We are closing off Winter celebrating exceptional virtuoso talent.

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Rachel Caddy
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Rachel Caddy

Free // Front Bar

Rachel Caddy is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter with warm vocals and tender, honest songwriting. Her songwriting explores both ends of the scale from delicate to powerful, and she paints the imagery in these songs vividly – drawn from life and nature, loss and small victories.

She has recently released a brace of her original songs under the production guidance of Chris Pickering and Benjamin McCarthy (Alex the Astronaut, Gordi), which feature all the cumulative forces of her songwriting and performing talent.

She will be stripping back these tracks alongside a range of new material for an acoustic set at the Wesley Anne front bar.

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Santa Taranta
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Taranta

Bandroom // $15 - $25

Santa Taranta is proud to launch its second full length album in Melbourne for a special night of music and stories. Accompanied by very special guests this is a night no to be missed!

Full ticket includes a copy of the new CD. Sonu - Songs from the Homeland' is an album that celebrates Italian folk music in Australia.

Beautiful songs, stories and voices from the National Library of Australia's collections come alive in this powerful, emotional and life affirming show.

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Doko
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Doko

Band Room // $10 +BF

80s New Wave and Psychedelic Rock just had an illegitimate love child. Born out of wedlock, Doko entered this world in late 2015 as a band trying to find their feet in a post lockout law Sydney.

The band have gigged up and down the East Coast searching for an identity and sound of their own. From playing full capacity headline shows to three people in a rural pub, the band has quickly become a force to be reckoned with.

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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The Dreggs
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Dreggs

Band Room // $15 + BF

Celebrating the release of their upcoming single, You and Me, The Dreggs embark on their ‘You and Me’ Tour, travelling from their home in Sunny Coast to NSW and VIC and WA.

After a successful 2018, with the release of their Seas Embrace EP and 2019 releases, 'Gold' and 'Just for One Night', as well as shows along the East Coast and spots at a few major festivals.

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Andy Nelson
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Andy Nelson

Free // Front Bar

Andy Nelson is a Singer Songwriter from Central West NSW. With a mesmerising voice he writes and sings songs full of heart.

Within the few years he's has been involved in the music scene Andy has quickly become a well-respected musician and festival favourite. I

n September he will bring his solo performance, and debut album "Man on The Mountain" to the Wesley Anne.

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Milne/Attiche/Flenady
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Milne/Attiche/Flenady

Free // Front Bar

With an emphasis on Jazz Standards we draw from several role models such as Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass or Tuck & Patti. Conventional and unconventional arrangements and ideas reflect our experience from various projects we have been part of over the years.

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Sam O'Halloran
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sam O'Halloran

Free // Front Bar

Sam O'Halloran plays the tunes of Wes Montgomery and a few others. Featuring drums, bass and guitar this trio sets out to explore the jazz from the late 40's, 50's and 60's. Big fat jazz sounds for days...(for two hours).

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Organix Trio
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Organix Trio

Free // Front Bar

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Story Wise Women
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

Story Wise Women

Band Room // $15 adult, $10 concession+BF

Story Wise Women is a place for women to be heard and bear witness, be moved and connected, make meaning and laugh. It is Melbourne's only storytelling event for women. This is an open opportunity 8 - 10 women to tell a 5 - 10 minute true story - no notes, it happened to you, and for the rest of us to listen. There is no obligation to tell a story, listeners are needed just as much as tellers.

Theme Food
Tell us a story about the best meal, the worst, the time you burnt it all, including the curtains, that cafe meal when he told you it was over, the restaurant where you first held her hand. Share your grandmother's recipe, the family favourite or the birthday feasts. Tell us about the smells of home, the preparing and the processing the growing, washing and chopping. Tell us when you gagged, had a touch of gluttony or heaved it all overboard. What about the gastro, the dieting, the purging and the allergies, addictions and appetizers. Preserve it all in a tale for the depth of Winter.

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Honeymoon Bridge
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Honeymoon Bridge

Free // Front Bar

Honeymoon Bridge is the harmony-folk act hailing from a ghost town in rural Victoria. Singing stories of mourning, haunted heaths and the rituals of life in isolated country. The sororal harmonies of Steph Brett and Helena Plazza are evocative of Simon and Garfunkel and are underpinned by hypnotic acoustic guitar, celtic harp, and old-time mandolin stylings of Stephen E. Stanisic.

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Maddison Carter Trio
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Maddison Carter Trio

Band Room // $10

Made up of Theo Carbo (guitar), Isaac Gunnoo (bass), and Maddison Carter (drums), the Maddison Carter Trio comes to the Wesley Anne for some hard groove, funk-soul-jazz, a good time, and relaxed vibes.

The Wesley Anne residency brings the trio together on the second Sunday of each month to the music of the Meters, Herbie Hancock and more.

Maddison Carter is a Melbourne-based drummer and composer, quickly making a name for his vast textural palette, versatility and extended rhythmic vocabulary as an improviser. Maddison is a leading voice in his generation, performing internationally and nationally.

Maddison performs regularly with leading Australian jazz musicians, and has performed with the likes of Andrea Keller, Eugene Ball, Tamara Murphy, Miroslav Bukovsky, the Allan Browne Quintet.

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Jess DeLuca
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Jess DeLuca

Free // Front Bar

Jess DeLuca writes songs about difficulties in our lives, getting lost in the woods, loving your mother and hating life sometimes. Gently whispering into your ear that it’s okay to be lost, with stark but precise arrangements matched to her meticulous and skilful, soft and poignant songwriting ability.

In the last year alone Jess DeLuca’s debut single ‘Lucifer’ premiered on triple J show ‘Home & Hosed’ to fanfare not normally received for a bluesy-folk barnstormer. Both ‘Lucifer’ and her second release ‘Woods’ received spot rotation on triple j unearthed and received many fantastic reviews from triple j’s very own Tommy Faith, Dave Ruby Howe, Claire Mooney and many others.

Upcoming EP titled ’Nightingale’, set to be released on January 18th was recorded late 2017 at Echidna Studios and was mixed by star sound engineer and producer Jono Steer (Gretta Ray, Ainslie Wills). The songs will sweep you away, rip you apart and gently place you back on solid ground feeling better than you did before.

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Grace Turbo Album Launch
Jul
12
8:00 AM08:00

Grace Turbo Album Launch

Band Room // $10

Grace Turbo has been writing songs of quiet resilience for years, and are now ringing through many hearts & minds throughout Melbourne.

Her songs, built of wind whistling through pine & the oceans’ roar have left audiences disarmed & woken in whichever time or space they’ve found her.

And now she’s yours for an album length of time - may you drink it in & let it swirl around you. With Band: Nigel MacLean (violin) Chase Wallace (percussion), Amazing Support from Hannah Czaban and Rory Walker

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GRAACE // SOLD OUT
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

GRAACE // SOLD OUT

Band Room // $12 + BF

Australian songstress GRAACE has released her brand new single ‘Have Fun At Your Party’, out now through Sony Music Australia.

The release of ‘Have Fun At Your Party’ follows the tracks’ premiere this evening on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite. Written by GRAACE and produced by Ian Franzino & Andrew Haas of AFTRHRS (Family Affair), ‘Have Fun At Your Party’ balances beautifully between organic pop and subtle electronic production.

GRAACE’s vulnerabilities are laid bare in her song writing, with her warm yet melancholy signature vocals highlighted in the anthemic chorus.

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Nir Tsfaty
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Nir Tsfaty

Front Bar // Free

Israeli musician Nir Tsfaty has recently moved to Melbourne, introducing, for the first time to the Australian audience, music from his wide creative work.

Nir has been an active musician for the past decade - composer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, acting as a solo artist and as a leader of the two Alternative Rock / Pop bands Noria and Bell Always. During this time he has released, together with his bands, three studio albums and played dozens of shows across Israel, including InDnegev Festival and the iconic stage of Barby Tel Aviv.

Nir's music is often minimalist and atmospheric, influenced by British Alternative Rock and Minimalism in classical and electronic music. Nir will play songs from his recent album with Bell Always, 'Daylight Slowly Fades', together with songs from Noria and new, unreleased songs that he has written in Melbourne.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Comedy On High
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy On High

Band Room // $15

This month at Comedy On High!

Melbourne’s newest curated room. Come see some of Melbourne’s hot up and comers perform some of their finest jokes in 10 minute sets, so you get a real opportunity to witness their brilliance. Also joining them on the mammoth stage at the Wes will be a feature set and headline act in the second bracket to solidify what will be an undeniably great show!

For July we have for you:

Matthew Vasquez, 2018 RAW comedy national finalist and a feature in the 2019 Comedy Festival with sold out nights, who will be bringing his quirky and slow paced charm.

Samuel Gebreselassie, a feature in the acclaimed, sold out show, Best Of Africa, which took place during the festival, will split your sides through a different cultural lenses!

Alessio Carducci, this guys funny, but his highest achievement is getting 150 views on an Instagram story, so maybe you saw him there, or on the Mernda train, trust me he’s pretty good.

Dave Hynes, an upbeat spectacle of a performer, who will undoubtedly leave a beaming positive memory in your mind.

As your feature act, we have, Jacqueline Mifsud, wild & funny energy personified! Having just taken her spectacular show Perfect around Australia, we’re sure you’ll love the Joy FM star taking you for joyous ride!

Headlining we have the amazing Dilruk Jayasinha; who has graced australian TV with appearances on theMelbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention? and Hughesy, We Have a Problem. Easily one of the best in the country, Dil will be destroying audiences this July at the Wes. BE READY.

Finally, hosted by the amazing Dahn (the mahn) Rozario! A gracious emcee with tales & crafted jokes of his own to warm you up and balance out the show with the good times, cause he’s gonna deliver a straight up party on the second Tuesday of July @ The Wesley Anne

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Lucy Wise
Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Lucy Wise

Band Room // $20 waged, $15 unwaged, Kids under 16 free (must be with parents)

After a busy 2018-2019 festival season, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Lucy Wise returns to The Wesley Anne to perform new songs written on the road, as well as songs from her critically acclaimed latest album, Winter Sun.

Accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer, Lucy creates a contemporary sound that draws upon her roots in folk, old-time American and celtic music. Her latest album, “Winter Sun” received a 4.5 star review in the Weekend Australian and a nomination for The Age Music Victoria Awards’ Best Folk or Roots Album. With intricate arrangements and spine-tingling vocal harmonies, accordionist Mischa Herman and bassist Dan Witton beautifully support Lucy’s songs, which explore themes of love, friendship and the relationships people form with their environment. “Lucy infuses songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings,” says The Brag.

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Thomas Keating
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Thomas Keating

Band Room // $15 + BF


”Australian front man brings the same sweeping sound as The War on Drugs to his latest indie-rock gem” Mystic Sons UK June 2019 Central Coast Troubadour Thomas Keating has recently released his fourth independent single “Toward the Cause”, and will take his full band on a number of dates across New South Wales & Victoria in June & July. Having recently opened for Pete Murray on the NSW leg of his national tour, and acts like Jen Choler, Immigrant Union & Oh Mercy on past tours.

Thomas’ new single has been described as “a bright and charming indie pop tune that exists somewhere between Elliott Smith and Imagine Dragons”. The live show will give listeners a chance to hear the debut album before it is released in September this year. With some awesome special guests coming along for each show.

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Graeme James
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Graeme James

Band Room // $15 presale, $20 doors

Starting out busking on the streets, award-winning folk artist Graeme James uses a loop pedal to layer violin, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and vocals. His captivating show has now taken him across Australasia, North American and Europe and gained him over 20 million streams on Spotify. Graeme’s much anticipated new album ‘The Long Way Home’ came out January 25th 2019 through Nettwerk Records (Passenger, Angus & Julia Stone, The Paper Kites)

“…grin-inducing, chipper pop folk sounds…a positively masterful array of instrumental expertise coupled with knee-weakening velveteen vocals…” - Indie Shuffle

“One of the most interesting songwriters in the current scene” - Pasquale Rinaldis, Il Fatto Quotidiano

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Quadrifid
Jul
5
6:00 AM06:00

Quadrifid

Free // Front Bar

Quadrifid are hitting up the Wesley Anne front bar for two sets of luscious live music on Thursday September 6th! They are a groove based jazz quartet who combine the individuality of each instrument to create a unique musical conversation. The band are Lauren Mullarvey (Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet), Ellie Lamb (Trombone), Jay Scarlett (Sousaphone) and Alexandra Roper (Drum Kit)

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GRAACE // SOLD OUT
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

GRAACE // SOLD OUT

Band Room // $12 + BF

Australian songstress GRAACE has released her brand new single ‘Have Fun At Your Party’, out now through Sony Music Australia.

The release of ‘Have Fun At Your Party’ follows the tracks’ premiere this evening on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite. Written by GRAACE and produced by Ian Franzino & Andrew Haas of AFTRHRS (Family Affair), ‘Have Fun At Your Party’ balances beautifully between organic pop and subtle electronic production.

GRAACE’s vulnerabilities are laid bare in her song writing, with her warm yet melancholy signature vocals highlighted in the anthemic chorus.

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Nina
Jul
4
6:00 AM06:00

Nina

Free // Front Bar

‘Nina’ is a Melbourne based singer song writer, who tells honest stories from the heart. She allows herself to become vulnerable through her truths, with her gentle vocals and a simplistic approach to her guitar playing.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Magical Moulin Beige
Jul
2
7:30 PM19:30

Magical Moulin Beige

Band Room // $20 Concession // $30 Full Price // $40 Show and Meal Deal

‘Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

Be mesmerized, be tantalized, be amazed by our very magical Moulin Beige!  

Hosted by award winning cabaret star TASH YORK, ‘Hilariously innovative comedy cabaret’ - Theatre People. Magic Moulin Beige will feature a swag of this Magic Festival’s most hilarious magicians, physical comics, satirists and clowns.  

Our line up includes vanishing and ravishing Canadian magician and diva CARISSA HENDRIX, Melbourne’s most loved master of comedy magic, ANTHONY DE MASI, the extraordinary magic royalty that is Cath Jamieson, honest conman Nicholas J, squeeze boxing champion LIZ SKITCH, killer clown duo TWO LITTLE DHEADS, the hooptastic and bombastic HAYLEY HOOPLA!

 ‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’- Australian Stage

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Anita Levy & Nick Watson
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Anita Levy & Nick Watson

Free // Front Bar

Nick Watson, on his 7-string guitar, along with multilingual vocalist Anita Levy are coming to the Wesley Anne to delight us with their unique sound. They deliver Brazilian music in a rousing way, creating a rich ambiance. Even to hear 'The Girl from Ipanema' performed in three different languages including Japanese, brings new interpretation and style to the familiar. Make sure to catch their sound, while connecting with their music.

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Esstee Big Band
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

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Ernest Aines
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Ernest Aines

Band Room // $10

Ernests’ debut EP launch will be happening at one of the premier folk locations in Melbourne, the infamous Wesley Anne. It has been a culmination of 15 years of meandering through his own psyche to come to this point of releasing some of Ernests’ most beloved thoughts/songs. With Special guests and incredible song-weavers in their own right - Y.C. Liu and Angela Moon, this night is sure to take you on a dynamic route of introspective coloured melodic and lyrical twists and turns.

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Adrian Whyte
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

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Ryan Oliver
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan Oliver

Band Room // $12+bf presale, $20 on the door

Country past, city present. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Oliver combines travel, working class experience and Australian influence to create songs that have one foot inside and out of conventional genres. Melbourne Covered In Snow was penned after Ryan moved from inner city Melbourne to regional Victoria to become isolated and focus on creativity. Following the single release of indie-pop offering ‘Not Having You’ his debut EP ‘Melbourne Is Covered In Snow’ will be available world wide on June 1 2019 accompanied by an Australian tour.

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Jess Mahler Trio
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio

Free // Front Bar

Returning to the Wesley Anne for a cozy Friday night session, The Jess Mahler Trio will serenade you with some easy listening tunes to start your weekend off right. Come grab a drink and some food and sit back and relax as the trio plays through a bunch of their favourite standards and jams.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Rosario De Marco
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

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Aaron Chaston
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Aaron Chaston

Band Room // $10

Aaron Chaston and band, in collaboration with King Moon Records, are launching Lost and Free at the Wesley Anne – Sunday, June 23 @ 3.30pm. The title, Lost and Free, provoked a kaleidoscope of thought for me. To be free is a great feeling. To be lost can be uncomfortable. For some, it yields a sense of adventure and opportunity. Freedom can have a strong sense of togetherness and unity, counter to my youthful ideas. When the opportunity to put the album onto vinyl came up – I jumped at it! As a listener I love vinyl. The warmth you get from the tube amp, the drop of the needle, the crackling as it spins. The feeling of the record in your hands, as you handle it in that particular way, as you flip the disc over. I hope to share that feeling with this album. Come down for a chilled afternoon of Indie Folk, delicious food, beers on tap, good times and probably a bit of a laugh. Entry $10 at the door. Album $25.

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